THUNDER BAY, MOOSE FACTORY – Crimebeat – On December 4, 2011, Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service members of the Moose Factory Detachment assisted the Combined Forces Organized Crime Unit to execute a search warrant issued under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at a residence in the Moose Cree First Nation. Four Moose Factory residents have been charged and a significant amount of drugs, alcohol and currency have been seized.
A search of the residence located at 31 Jaban Street resulted in the seizure of 91.2 grams of Cocaine, thirteen thousand two hundred eighty-five ($13,285.00) dollars in currency, twenty-nine (29) firearms, eighteen (18) bottles of alcohol, and miscellaneous drug paraphernalia and communication devices. The northern street value of the seized drugs is approximately fourteen thousand six hundred ($14,600.00) dollars and for the seized alcohol, approximately $1,400.00.
Sixty-five year-old John Wesley and sixty-two year-old Evelyn Wesley have each been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, and Careless Storage of a Firearm. In addition, thirty-one year-old Loretta Brenda Wesley and twenty-seven year-old Nicole Robin Wesley have each been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Careless Storage of a Firearm, and Unlawfully Keeping Liquor for Sale.
They all have been released by police on conditions and will appear in court in Moosonee on February 16, 2012.
Moose Cree First Nation is approximately 300 kilometres north of Cochrane. The Combined Forces Organized Crime Unit consists of members from The Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service, The Thunder Bay Police Service, The O.P.P.- Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, The R.C.M.P., and The Anishinabek Police Service.